5110.0 HIV/AIDS Epidemiology

Wednesday, November 7, 2007: 12:30 PM
In this session on HIV/AIDS epidemiology an array of interesting topics are presented. Two papers discuss HIV risk behaviors among heterosexuals. The first looks at challenges in monitoring HIV risk behavior of couples among Black and Hispanics in 21 cities. The second paper deals with HIV testing behavior of heterosexuals in high HIV prevalence risk areas in Texas. Another study reports increased incidence of HIV infection among IDUs in Taiwan, while another study looks at hospitalizations for hysterectomies in HIV positive women. And, the potential of bias is discussed when sampling MSM in gay bars.
Session Objectives: At the conclusion of the session, the participant (learner) in this session will be able to: 1. List three challenges to sex partner recruitment and apply lessons learned to studies of sex partners 2. Describe HIV testing behavior among heterosexuals living in high-risk areas 3. Identify potential causes of HIV infection outbreak among IDUs after 2003 in Taiwan 4. Identify differences in hysterectomy indications among HIV-infected and HIV-uninfected women 5. Discuss the potential for selection bias to occur in venue-based samples of MSM, and describe strategies to efficiently enroll high risk MSM

12:35 PM
Herpes Simplex Virus-2 and HIV among Non-injecting Drug Users in New York City
Don C. Des Jarlais, PhD, Kamyar Arasteh, PhD, Holly Hagan, PhD, Courtney McKnight, MPH and Samuel R. Friedman, PhD
12:50 PM
HIV- infection and hysterectomy hospitalizations, United States 1994-2004
Pangaja Paramsothy, MPH, Denise J. Jamieson, MD, MPH, Maura K. Whiteman, PhD, Susan F. Meikle, MD MSPH, Athena P. Kourtis, MD, MPH, PhD and Samuel F. Posner, PhD
1:05 PM
Potential for selection and misclassification bias when sampling men who have sex with men (MSM) in gay bars
Karyn K. Heavner, MSPH, James Tesoriero, PhD, Haven Battles, PhD, Benjamin Shaw, PhD, Kristi McClamroch, PhD and Guthrie S. Birkhead, MD, MPH
1:20 PM
Rapid increase of HIV infection among injection drug users in Taiwan
Eugene Yu-Chang Peng, MD, MS, Shu-Yu Lyu, MPH, PhD and Donald E. Morisky, ScD, MSPH, ScM
1:35 PM
Monitoring HIV risk behaviors among heterosexual couples: Challenges and lessons learned
Amy Lansky, PhD, MPH, Tricia Hall, MPH and Melissa Cribbin, MPH

See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.

Organized by: Epidemiology
Endorsed by: Maternal and Child Health, HIV/AIDS

CE Credits: CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing

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